Monday 10 August 2009

Bookdoggie - a new idea

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For readers and writers alike, here's a catchy new idea for you. Bookdoggie have created a site where instead of searching for an author, you search for book genre.

A new website abroad.

Once your favourite genre is selected, Hey Presto, the site randomly pulls an author with a book in that category. You're taken to the author's website or an online sales site for the book.

Bookdoggie doesn't actually sell direct so has no axe to grind one way or another with author random selection. The only criteria is that authors have to submit their books for them to be considered, and each title is vetted before acceptance.

It might seem an odd idea, but it means readers are introduced to authors who might otherwise not have been considered. It doesn't mean you have purchase, of course - but it does mean you get a glimpse at authors or books which might be great but overlooked.

Give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

End of post - Bookdoggie, a new idea.


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